Daughters of the Dust
Daughters of the Dust (1991)

At the turn of the century, West African slaves were brought to a small island near South Carolina to labor in the indigo trade. Isolated in the swampy atmosphere, the Gullah community was built based on ancient Yoruba traditions. They… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 27, 1991
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The resources of the beautiful locations are exploited to the utmost, and [director Julie] Dash can be credited with an original, daring, and sincere conception.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

With its portrayal of Black dignity, majesty and depth of character and identity, this is clearly a film of those fully in control of their own means of cultural production.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Centering on African-American women, Julie Dash's original feature was a highlight of indie cinema in the early 1990s.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A brave and ravishing film that portrays a little-known society with deft, culturally specific images.

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Bruce Bruce
A Top Ten Independent Film In My Book. Outstanding movie, a eye opener to some unkown history in the United States. Acting was incredable, Kino always has good… More
John Ballantine
A very unique film and a valuable addition to the canon of great films on slavery.